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Food court in the works at Jack London Square

Rendering of Oakland Assembly. Image courtesy of JRDV.

Over the years, there has been much talk about a food court coming to the Oakland waterfront. If it became a reality it would be hugely popular for residents at Orion, who can easily connect to Jack London Square by a short bike ride (1.6 miles) or shuttle connecting Brooklyn Basin with Jack London Square.

According to a recent sf.eater article, Jack London Square might be overcoming past obstacles and getting a much-anticipated food court:

But knock on wood: Hopefully all that will change this summer with the launch of Oakland Assembly, a 40,000-square-foot, two-level market hall that’s slated to open at 55 Harrison Street. And unlike previous incarnations of the proposed food hall, this time around, the project has come far enough along that some of the Bay Area food scene’s buzziest names have already signed on to participate — a lineup of chefs that includes Reem Assil (Reem’s), Preeti Mistry (Juhu Beach Club), and Matt Horn (Horn BBQ).

The article describes the proposed food court, breaking ground in early 2020 with an initial group of roughly a dozen food kiosks ready to open by summertime.  In an attempt to create a unique experience and not a clone of the Ferry Building, the developer of the proposed food court describes it as “more of a massive, family-friendly “entertainment venue,” with a huge bar in the center, an upstairs banquet hall, lots of big-screen TVs for sports viewing, and an indoor stage for live music and other kinds of shows.”  

The article also summarized a list of tenants who have currently signed on to be a part of Oakland Assembly:

  1. Reem’s – stuffed falafels and chicken shawarma
  2. Juhu Snacks and Sweets
  3. Juhu Chinese
  4. Okkon – okkonomiyaki
  5. KowBird – Matt Horn’s chicken concept
  6. Belly Goat – burgers by Santa Cruz chef Anthony Kresge
  7. The Bull & The Bird – charcuterie, cheese, panini (also by Kresge)
  8. Oakland Winery

Be sure to read the entire sf.eater article for all the details.  We are looking forward to this new addition to the scenic Oakland Waterfront.

Connecting the region. We recently launched a shuttle for Brooklyn Basin residents and visitors to get from ‘here’ to ‘there’ easily with a pick up located in front of Orion Apartments. The shuttle goes to 19th Street BART, 12th Street BART, Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, and returns to Orion, running every 30-45 mins, 8 hours a day during peak periods (morning and evening).  One more step to getting connected!

 

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